piper17

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  • License Number
    3362
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    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3821
  • Years in Sport
    40
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    Formation Skydiving
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    Style and Accuracy

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  1. piper17

    Jumping at Casa Grande

    I didn't know Tom but knew about his going in. I remember the fatality report in Parachutist, he had shoulder dislocation problems and it was theorized that both of his shoulders dislocated in freefall. The only reason his name was familiar is that I had just suffered my first right shoulder dislocation - downwind accuracy on a PC. I went on to two more dislocations- including one in freefall - over the next year. Got the shoulder operated on and the next year, the other came out coming out of a track. Had it fixed and no problems since. Incident/fatality reports do teach lessons if people are willing to learn from them.
  2. Looks like a "double-keeled 'dactyl" to me.